09th Launch (03.16.2015)

posted May 28, 2015, 9:46 AM by Manuel Roca   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 1:23 PM ]

Relative Humidity & Temperature

In this case the RH profile shows the presence of high amount low clouds, they also can be observed in the photo gallery.
TRH_9th_launch
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Water Vapor

However, the mixing ratio reveals a little amount of high clouds.
Xppmv_9th_launch
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Ascent rate

The average ascent rate was 4.6 m/s, it is an acceptable value. The wind was relatively quiet, because there is no evidence of many wind bursts.
Ascent_rate_9th_launch
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Balloon trajectory

The general behavior of the balloon was westwards. However, it was not displaced far away regarding to past launches. Also, in this case the balloon reached just 20 km.
Trajectory_9th_launch
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Metadata

The principal parameters of launch preparation and flight are shown in the table below.
Metadata_9th_launch

Photo gallery

Taken from the launching point. Some pictures show the direction towards they were taken. 
The pictures show many low clouds (cumulus and cumulonimbus) covering almost all sky.
During this radiosounding we had the pleasing presence of students of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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